An outside-in perspective is required to counteract the bias to inward focus. It is a deliberate activity and approach that aims to drag a business back into focusing on what is going on in this world. In this course, participants will understand the key elements of how biophilic designs can play a role in our work environment. The course will review the needs humans have in seeking connections to nature and other forms of life. The course will review the effects of urbanization and the tech takeover, while counterpointing companies’ willingness to include biophilic designs in the workplace. Finally, this course will review the reasons biophilic designs are dominating the workplace while showing examples of their uses in the hospitality setting.
Join us again in person this year at Helms Bakery District to view exemplary student projects from 19 unique architecture and design programs throughout California, to celebrate the diversity of architectural philosophy, and encourage conversation around our central theme of Community. 2×8 is an annual non-profit program that functions as a student exhibition and scholarship fund, and design competition. It was formed with the intention of introducing student work to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. In order to celebrate the academic diversity of within California, 2×8 invites a broad range of programs from across the state to participate and presents students an opportunity to receive scholarships at the opening reception and ceremony. The opening reception is free to attend and open to all.
This year, 2×8:Assemblies will present over $25,000 in scholarship awards through our annual scholarship program, raised from community members in the AEC industry. As in past years, a respected jury will evaluate the submitted student projects and award prizes based on merit. The final prize values will result directly from the total of our fundraising efforts.
Each year the exhibition is given a unique name and theme, and we encourage the schools to choose work that represents that theme. This year’s theme regards the dialogue surrounding Community in Los Angeles and other urban centers across the country in the face of Covid and all things socially distant. The name, 2×8:Assemblies, refers to a group or community of people, and also to the process of building where disparate parts become a whole. Students submit presentation materials and 3d models that respond to the theme with innovative solutions. The student projects are integrated into an immersive experience which will allow the public to experience the work in an exhibition format with augmented reality 3d model visualization. Participating schools are free to interpret the theme and name as they wish, and are encouraged to select projects that illustrate the strengths and goals of their program.
This will be an indoor-outdoor event. Proof of vaccination is required to enter.
We ask that all guests use the complimentary valet parking inside the interior parking garage located adjacent to the Helms Design Center, just west of the Danish Design Store showroom. The address for the parking garage is 8711 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!
How it works: Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.
Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.
Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review Date: Friday, Sept, 17th Time: 2PM-4PM PDT Format: Online via Zoom Cost: Free Registration: HERE
The 2021 Emerging Professionals Program Student Design Competition, hosted and sponsored by Dunn-Edwards is intended to encourage, recognize and reward students who are training for careers as design professionals.
Using Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855), to anchor the designs, entrants must address a specific need for a hypothetical client. Advanced tier entrants submit a mood board, renderings and written description. Beginner tier entrants submit a mood board and written description.
The 1st place winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces, acknowledgment on social media, and will bring home $3,000 in cash. Winners will also be selected for 2nd and 3rd place to receive cash prizes. The beginner tier winners will receive a $100 Dunn-Edwards gift card. The first 5 entrants will receive an early bird prize of an InstaColor® iD
This student design competition is launched through our Emerging Professionals Program “EPP”. EPP partners with student designers to provide industry knowledge & skills enhancement opportunities. Programming includes tailored in-person or virtual class presentations, annual design competitions, relevant articles, and tools, like the Paint 101 – Essential Handbook for All Professionals and shadowing experiences (Post-Covid).
Join the Pacific Design Center for a virtual WESTWEEK 2021! This year it’s unlike any other, where we explore a collection of thoughts and ideas with a refreshed view at how — through design — we can always find the silver lining.
Enjoy over 30 informative events that speak to the strength and resilience of our design community and prepare to be inspired!
Please join the UNEX International Programs Department (ISO) for a discussion about campus resources, career trends, networking opportunities, and shared experiences. All current F-1 and non-F-1 international certificate students welcome to this virtual event! All UNEX departments will have a staff member present to answer any specific program questions. Hope to see you there!
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021 Time: 4-5:30 PM (Pacific Time) Registration: HERE
Join NEWH LA in creating your very own cheese board! Amp up your cheeseboard-making skills led by Mona Behnammoradi from CMCA Design. We will send a shopping list of recommended cheeses and other ingredients to pair with your board. Prize for best-dressed cheese board! This is a great event for networking and learning more about the LA Chapter of NEWH!
Please join the ASID Pasadena Chapter on Friday, September 4th for a student portfolio review!
During the review, there will be several interior designers, industry partners, and student peers on the same Zoom meeting for a diverse range of critique and Q&A. You will have the opportunity to: • present your digital portfolio of design from studio projects • speak about your work and design philosophy • talk about any past experience in design • discuss what your future goals are • why you wish to be an interior designer Select up to ten of your best and most creative works from your interior design courses, internships, and personal professional work, and organize them in a digital format (PDF or website). Work that you consider incomplete, not design-related, or does not show off your best craftsmanship should not be included in the portfolio. Resumes are welcome to be included as well. This is an opportunity to show off your talents and get your foot in the door for prospective internships and job openings.
To RSVP, please email STUDENTREP@CAPAS.ASID.ORG by Thursday, September 3rd. Be sure to include your name, name of interior design school, contact info, and expected graduation date. You will receive a Zoom meeting number just before the event.
ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day was a huge success, and we caught up with Gaby Niebla to speak with her about her Student Shadow Day experience.
What made you decide to sign-up for the Student Shadow Day, and what did you hope to gain from the experience?
This was my second year of participating in Shadow Day, and since I had a great learning experience the first time, I knew I had to do it again! My designer last year was a residential designer, so this year I requested a commercial designer so that I could learn how commercial design compares to residential design.
Who and from what company were you paired? Do they specialize in one area of interior design?
We matched with Lynnelle Bryant from Masbuild, Inc. She specializes in commercial design, and her scope includes schools, offices, and affordable housing.
What did you do throughout your time/day with your designer?
We started by meeting everyone in the office and learned about their role in the design process. We reviewed current projects and did various on-site visits to projects under construction. Lastly, we visited CSI Fullmer, which is a contract furniture showroom and learned about their products and their services.
Was your experience shadowing your designer different from what you thought it would be? What surprised you the most?
What surprised me the most, was learning that design does not only have to be about creating luxurious spaces for a “extremely wealthy client”. Lynnelle showed us that design can be meaningful, such as providing transitional housing or homes for seniors, who are adapting to a different pace in living.
What was your take away from the whole experience?
Design is a vital element to an overall community, and it can bring people together, allowing them to create better opportunities for their own life.
Would you recommend the ASID Shadow Day to other UCLA Extension Arc+ID students?